SCAD to host virtual tour of ‘Black Panther’ costumer’s work

SCAD FASH Museum will hold a virtual tour of its exhibit on the works of designer Ruth E. Carter. You know Carter's work from "Black Panther," "Selma," "Do the Right Thing," and other films. She is the first Black woman to win an Oscar for costume design. The tour will include nearly 40 years of her career, including more than 60 costumes, sketches and collectible memorabilia that illustrate her historical research and design process. The event is free, but you must register online

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You’ve seen her work dressing the residents of Wakanda in “Black Panther” the historical figures in “Selma,” and the characters in “Do the Right Thing,” and now you can get the stories behind her inspirations.

At noon Tuesday, January 12, you can join the assistant director of fashion exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design for a virtual tour of Carter’s work, currently on display at the SCAD FASH Museum.

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“Carter’s unparalleled ability to create fully realized, dimensional characters through her costumes has made her one of the most sought-after and renowned designers today,” SCAD wrote on its Facebook event site. “Known for her research and creativity, she has been honored with an Emmy Award, two Academy Award nominations, and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the film Black Panther. She is the first Black woman to receive this honor.”

The virtual tour of “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” will include nearly 40 years of her career, including more than 60 costumes, sketches and collectible memorabilia that illustrate her historical research and design process.

“Carter’s costume designs enable actors to fully immerse themselves in the roles of their lifetimes, transforming Oprah Winfrey into voting rights activist Annie Lee Cooper, Denzel Washington into Malcolm X, and Chadwick Boseman into the King of Wakanda,” SCAD wrote on its website.

In addition to those costumes, the exhibition features” garments worn by luminaries such as Angela Bassett, Eddie Murphy, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, and Forest Whitaker, demonstrating the varied work Carter brings to the screen,” SCAD wrote.

“ ‘Afrofuturism’ shows Carter’s career trajectory in her detailed, often carefully weathered, historically evolving costumes for the History Channel’s 2016 ‘Roots’ reboot, for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 ‘Amistad’ and for Ava DuVernay’s 2014 ‘Selma,’ " Felicia Feaster wrote for the AJC. “There is a strain of male dandyism in the exhibition in the flamboyant, oversized zoot suits on display from Spike Lee’s 1992 ‘Malcolm X,’ to the outrageous canary yellow suit worn by Antonio Fargas in 1988′s ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.’ "

Because of the excitement and number of registrants, SCAD has had to we need to switch the zoom capacity to a webinar link. You can sign up here: https://scad.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cjm5hNjZSK-fDCN358TFyQ. Learn more about the exhibit at scadfash.org.

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